Visakhapatnam Gears up to Host Milan 2020
The exercise with the theme ‘Synergy Across the Seas’ would provide an excellent opportunity for Operational Commanders of friendly foreign navies to interact with each other in areas of mutual interest
Visakhapatnam is gearing up to host an international naval event ‘MILAN’ in March 2020. With about two months to the mega event, the preparations were reviewed at the Eastern Naval Command by Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade, Chief of Staff ENC on 7 January 2020.
Of the 41 navies invited, confirmations from over 30 navies have been received towards their participation in MILAN 2020.
The review meeting was followed by site visits to various venues by the Nodal officers from the Navy and the attendees representing stakeholder organisations towards drawing out time bound action plans.
A detailed presentation to apprise the attendees of the planned activities of MILAN was conducted.
VAdm. S.N. Ghormade has solicited wholehearted support and cooperation from the city administration, civic bodies, police department and PSUs in co-hosting the multinational Naval, a statement from the Navy read.
MILAN 2020 is a multilateral naval exercise aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly foreign navies and learn from each other’s strengths and best practices in the maritime domain.
The exercise with the theme ‘Synergy Across the Seas’ would provide an excellent opportunity for Operational Commanders of friendly foreign navies to interact with each other in areas of mutual interest.
Visakhapatnam had also hosted the International Fleet Review (IFR) in February 2016.